Multilingual Folk Tale Database

Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

400: The Quest for a Lost Bride

      400-424 Wife

            400-459 Supernatural or Enchanted Wife (Husband) or Other Relative

                  300-749 TALES OF MAGIC

Magic objects or animals as helpers (as introduction frequently the Swan Maiden). I. The Hero. (a) A father unwittingly promises his son to a sea monster (giant, etc.). (b) The boy is adopted by a king. (c) The ogre wants to take the boy but cannot…


Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm / Margaret Hunt 1884 Germany English The drummer
Asbjørnsen & Moe / George Dasent 1859 Norway English Soria Moria Castle
Asbjørnsen & Moe / George Dasent 1859 Norway English The Three Princesses of Whiteland
Giuseppe Pitrè 1870 Italy Sicilian Peppi, spersu pri lu munnu
Benedek Elek 1894 Hungary Hungarian Tündér erzsébet

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